Creating a new code/card in advance has never been easier since now you can set an activation date on a system code/card. This effectively allows you to have a user's information added ahead of their arrival without granting them permission to soon before its necessary.
The Activation Date feature is available on all system control panels including ELK, Bosch, and DMP. ELK M1 systems with the Connect ONE Access Expander and DMP XR systems also have the benefit of including an Expiration Date. On those systems you can specify an automatic activation and expiration, saving on the time it would take to enter and remove the User. Access Expander systems also may utilize the new Open UserAPI service which also supports the Activation Date feature.
This feature was requested by a dealer which is utilizing their central station for managed access control of a home owners association for entry through gates and common areas. They receive requests for entering new users with an expected arrival and departure date. Now the central station operator can enter the information at anytime prior to the arrival date without having to worry about allowing access to soon before they arrive and likewise can enter the automatic expiration date at the same time.
Other uses may include general HR for new employee start dates, any facility with memberships start/end dates, or lease/rental instances where use of the facility is staged among multiple users.
April 4, 2016
3rd Party Integration with Open UserAPI
The Connect ONE Access Expander just became even more powerful. It now supports the open UserAPI for 3rd
party interfaces to add, modify, deactivate, and delete Users and System Codes. This is the perfect solution for Storage Facilities, Fitness Centers, or any other facility which has memberships. A new member can be assigned access without having to re-enter their information into Connect ONE - saving on double entries. Likewise when their membership has expired their access can automatically deactivate without any human intervention. Another great solution is integration with time & attendance or other HR programs to ...[Read More]
October 14, 2015
Critical Humidity Monitoring & Historical Logging
Humidity sensing joins temperature in the list of monitored conditions of Connect ONE’s alerting and historical reporting functions. Now your customer can view the real-time relative humidity level of a room as well as receive alerts if the pre-defined low or high thresholds are reached. Also, the humidity level can be logged for historical reporting. The logging intervals are the same as temperature sensors, which are: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times per day, or bi-hourly, hourly, or semi-hourly.
The Network Gateway module is required to monitor humidity. It will accept up to one combination temperature/...[Read More]
January 27, 2015
Close More Sales with Connect ONE® SmartShow™
Connect ONE® is the only interface you need for all your customer’s integrations - security, access control, video monitoring, energy management and critical temperature monitoring.
Now it’s easier than ever to sell Connect ONE® with SmartShow™, the industry’s first vertical-market-specific virtual demonstration. No more sales demos illustrating unrelated projects that leave prospects scratching their heads wondering if you REALLY have the capabilities they need. With SmartShow, demos are tailored to the customer’s premises, illustrating zones, for example, that pertain to their vertical, as well as industry-specific video camera ...[Read More]
November 17, 2014
Video Verification, Triggered Lockdown & More!
Video Verification - Simple, Affordable, Powerful
Deliver even more value to your customers on the PRO Service Level with included video verification. Now Interaction Rules can be configured to capture snapshots of up to 5 cameras which will be stored in the cloud for one year. The customer can view the recorded snapshots along with live video onscreen in real-time, through generated reports, and via email when the event occurred. The snapshot capture and live viewing works with all compatible DVR,NVR, IP camera devices (see logos on the partner page) and on ExacqVision/GanzVision devices ...[Read More]
January 7, 2013
Quick & Easy Technician Testing
is an easy new way for technicians to test and control system points, (zones, doors, areas, & outputs), on their smart phone. How many times have you been working on a zone at a far point of the building, on a lift, at a splice in the attic, etc. and wished you had someone at the keypad relaying the status. Now you can have that convenience without needing a second tech. Just use the newSmartTestTM
feature from your smartphone and watch the status of the zones ...[Read More]
September 12, 2012
ELK M1 fully integrated with Connect ONE
The ELK M1 is a flexible security, access control, and automation panel. It allows not only security and access control but also interfaces to hvac thermostats, lighting, and door locks. The interfaces can be wired or wireless, such as z-wave or Radio RA. Your customers can now control all of these devices right from their Connect ONE interface, ELK also provides a sleek touchscreen for convenient control. The ELK M1XEP ethernet module is required and a special firmware must be loaded, firmware available free of charge via download from ELK.